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For the database National Socialism, Holocaust, Resistance and Exile 1933–1945, fundamental primary sources on the following subjects have been compiled and digitised: 


The approximately 40,000 primary sources with about 450,000 pages include:

-          Administration files and correspondence from the highest authorities of the Third Reich, especially from the party chancellery of the NSDAP,

-          Situation and status reports of the secret state police authorities (Geheime Staatspolizei, SD-Sicherheitsdienst of the SS and Reichssicherheitshauptamt) from the Reich and the annexed and occupied territories,

-          Adolf Hitler's speeches, writings and orders from 1925 to 1945,

-          The diaries of Joseph Goebbels from 1923 to 1945,

-          Indictments and judgements of the Nazi Peoples Court (Volksgerichtshof) and the Higher Regional Courts of Vienna and Graz, in which thousand cases of high treason against opponents of the regime were heard, some of them sensational,

-          Programmatic writings, speeches, political testaments, camouflaged writings and leaflets by opponents of the regime and emigrants,

-          Expatriation and deportation lists,

-          The previously unpublished card index on the Nuremberg war criminal trials, which indexes some 30,000 documents of evidence from the prosecution.


Beyond the primary source editions, the database offers the user:

-          18,000 biographical articles on perpetrators and victims of the Third Reich

-          Overview of the structure and organization of the National Socialist authorities

-          Commonly used abbreviations of the period

-          Inventories of archival file holdings and estates

-          Scholarly introductions to the sources.



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